Events & Press releases

Lloyd's List //

Clinical psychologist Charles Watkins has challenged shipping companies to take seafarer mental health more seriously. Many businesses fail to follow up on their promises, he claims.

Lloyd's List //

While the crew change crisis made the headlines during the global health crisis, mental health is once again overlooked. But the next generation will bring seafarer bullying and fatigue to social media.

riviera //

Ship managers discuss the strategies and initiatives they are taking to support seafarers’ physical and mental wellbeing.

Ship Management International //

Singapore-based tonnage provider Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has partnered with Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) to break the mental health taboo and provide professional psychological support to its 5,000-strong and growing workforce across sea and shore.

Ship Technology //

We speak to Charles Watkins, Managing Director, Mental Health Support Solutions, clinical psychologist M.Sc., licensed psychotherapist, to find out more about what the company offers as well as key factors surrounding improving seafarer mental health.

ibj Internations Bulk Journal //

Cases of seafarers struggling with their mental health will continue to rise unless shipping companies take more responsibility for encouraging crew members to talk openly with a colleague, family member or friend about their problems.

seafarertimes //

On the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day, suicides aboard ships are rising at an unprecedented rate. Are we doing enough to help mariners in mental distress at sea?


As part of their ongoing commitment to crew wellbeing, Quay Crew has forged an exclusive partnership with Mental Health Support Solutions (MHSS) to give placed candidates access to a free 24/7 helpline.

gCaptain //

A zero-tolerance approach to bullying should be in place on all vessels, with abusive crew members removed from the ship if they repeatedly harass a colleague, according to some mental health experts.  

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